Later, General Shafiuddin briefed newspersons about the discussion.

SM Shafiuddin Ahmed said the army wants to complete any task the government assigns to it perfectly in cordial collaboration with the civil administration. The army carries out different activities, including facing natural disasters, security-related activities and building up the nation with the help of civil administration, he added.

The role the Bangladesh Army played in the latest flood and their other works were praised in the DCs’ conference.

The army chief said, “We also have said there’s a feeling in the rank and file of the current army that our relations with the civil administration is much friendlier than before and we are feeling more comfortable in working with them than before.”

Speaking about his joining the DC conference in person for two consecutive years, General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed said this proves the importance he attaches to it.

He further said he strongly believes the DCs play the most important role in the field level of administration. The Bangladesh Army carries out many activities the government assigns to them, which falls under the jurisdiction of civil administration. It is not possible to carry out the tasks that fall under the jurisdiction of civil administration without the civil administration’s all-out help, he insisted.

General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed said he clarified the message that he joined the conference at his personal initiative and the army is also looking for completing any task the government assigns to them working with the civil administration.